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  • Truth-teller

    A month-long exhibition of "Americans Who Tell The Truth," a series of paintings by artist Robert Shetterly, opened at the Lewis Gallery in the Portland Public Library last week with the unveiling of the portrait of local civil rights activist, author, former state legislator and three-term NAACP Po...

  • African groups sponsor MLK Jr. Day multicultural event

    PORTLAND — Darfuri and southern Sudanese speakers will share their stories and discuss the political climate in Sudan at the Hour Exchange, 516 Congress St., on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17, from 7-9 p.m. "From My Eyes: Sudanese in Maine and Beyond," is open to the public and ...

  • Freeport councilors urge business groups to collaborate

    FREEPORT — Three local commerce groups – Freeport Economic Development Corps., Freeport USA and the

  • State may lease Plummer School in Falmouth; food pantry hopes to expand

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday gave the go-ahead to negotiate a lease of the Plummer School building to the state office of Child Development Services. But councilors also indicated they're not thrilled about the potential up-front cost to the town. CDS, which is part o...

  • Cumberland council clears path for business from South Portland

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a credit enhancement agreement with a South Portland business that plans to move to Route 1 next year and bring along at least 40 jobs. The company, Exactitude,  also has facilities in Bangor. It plans to move its Sout...

  • Trash, Fore St. bar on City Council agenda in Portland

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday, Jan. 19, will take up licenses for a controversial Old Port night club and consider updating the solid waste ordinance. The Portland Police Department wants the council to deny a request by the Cactus Club to have its liquor and entertainment...

  • New executive director has long history with Safe Passage

    YARMOUTH — Canadian Richard Schmaltz helped Safe Passage founder Hanley Denning paint the first classrooms for her program in Guatemala. Now, years later, he has been named executive director of the organization. Schmaltz will replace Barbara Nijhuis, who stepped down last Aug...

  • Yarmouth Energy Savers eye new projects, new coordinator

    YARMOUTH — While the Yarmouth Energy Savers have reduced town energy costs and use in the past three years, a recent partnership with Maine Gree...

  • Walmart expansion likely as Falmouth councilors consider Route 1 business limits

    FALMOUTH — Walmart's expansion into the Regal Cinemas space on Route 1 is looking like a sure thing after the Town Council reached consensus Monday that it will not oppose the plan. "I would like to give a green light to Walmart so they can move forward," Council Chairman Tony Payne ...

  • New train station eyed in Portland; former ferry terminal to be upgraded

    PORTLAND — The operators of the Amtrak Downeaster will meet with the city's Transportation Committee next week to discuss a variety of initiatives, including a new passenger rail station on Commercial Street. Along with state plans to improve the International Marine Terminal, the pr...